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Martin to Appear at Senate Commerce Committee Hearing

Federal Communications Commission chairman Kevin Martin was added to the list of witnesses for a Senate Commerce Committee hearing Tuesday at 10 a.m. on the future of the Internet.

The FCC last week held a marathon field hearing at Stanford University on the issue of network management -- the second such hearing as part of its data collection on the issue of complaints about network blocking of Internet traffic and e-mails and a request for it to clarify what qualifies as reasonable network management.

Martin joins a witness list that also includes actress Justine Bateman and National Cable & Telecommunications Association president Kyle McSlarrow.

John Eggerton
John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.